My name is Vanessa Leiva and I'm 19 years old. Im from Bogota, Colombia and I've been in United States for 4 years. I'm recently a resident and graduated from Penfield High School. I currently live in Rochester NY. Besides family, school and becoming a doctor and sports (specially soccer), one of my other passions is to model. I love to pose for the camera and show all the potential I have. I went to Barbizon Modeling and Acting and I am a graduate of 2013. My interests in modeling started around 2010 when I took photography classes in high school; I started taking pictures and it became a hobbie for me to go out, no matter the weather, go out with my friend and take pictures. Since then, I really enjoyed being from both sides of the camera. I love taking tons of pictures. Other aspect about modeling is that I love to rock the runway! The runway for me is like a girly paradise where you have the opportunity to show what you are! I've learned so many things about modeling and changed my personality in a postive way. For me, a model has to be an actress and an actress has to be a model. In other words, modeling for me is like another way to express myself and to show what I love to do.
Right now I work full time as a waitress at a Mexican restaurant in Penfield, NY: Monte Alban. I work full time so that i can earn enough money to start my medical career. Not only I want to have a full time job, but have many other alternatives to move forward by doing what I love to do.
I'm planning on staying in Rochester, NY but I really look forward to find new opportunities.
Date Of Birth: August 27, 1995
City and State: Rochester, NY
Country: United States
Phone: (585) 397-4008
Dress Size: Small
Shoe Size: 7.5/8
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Long
Eye Color: Brown
Ethnicity: Colombia (South America)
Skin Color: Tan
Modeling Experience: Barbizon graduate
Piercings: Belly button
Modeling Accomplishments: Best Runway Agard, Jam Girl of the week, Best outfit of the year Award, others.
Photo Shoots: David Blackwell, Barbizon Modeling and Acting.
Goals: Graduate from University of Rochester, go into Medical School, keep modeling, get lots of modeling jobs become a recognized model, get married, have kids after my medical career is done, have my own family, travel to Europe, visit Colombia, have a beautiful house, have a car, plan my next photo shoots!
Type of Modeling Work I'm interested In: Fashion/Commercial Runway Events, Acting, Reality TV, Dancing, Promo/Events, Commercial ads.
-Monte Alban Mexican Grill (2012-2014) Penfield, NY
-Barbizon Modeling and Acting Jobs:
*Barbizon's 14th Annual Northeast Model & Talent Competition. (2014)
*Passport To Discovery (2014) - Barbizon
*Buffalo Fashion Show (2013) - Barbizon
*Stein Entertainment (2013) - Barbizon Placenement
*AMS Models and Talent Casting (2014) - Barbizon
*14th Annual NE Barbizon Competition Showcase
*Barbizon Model Serach (2014)
-Very responsable especially with school and work
-I have to be clean and maintain my space clean as well at all times.
-I love math
-Very smart and outgoing
-Bilingual (Spanish 1st, English 2nd)
-I don't give up easily
-Very well runway performer
-Very honest at all times
-Organized with my work schedule
-Available for many work opportunities no matter what
-Know how to interact with photographers
-Able to walk and move gracefully, often while wearing revealing outfits or high shoes that make walking difficult.
-Extremely Fashionist (Love shoes, dressing up, do my nails, girly but strong person, etc)
-Positive reputation gainer
-Flexible, dependable, reliable, and capable of taking direction.
-I convey the emotion and attitude of the brand I'm representing.
-Elementary School (Colombia)
-High School 6th-8th grade (Colombia)
-Penfield High School (2011- 2014) - USA
-Graduated from High School Summer (2014)
-Barbizon Modeling and Acting Training (2013)
-Graduated from Barbizon (2013)